‘There’s A Snake In Your Car,’ Mystery Note Warns Driver

Imagine walking back to your car and finding a note that says, "Hi. This afternoon a red-belly slithered up into your front left tyre. Please be careful."That's what Michael Garbutt found on his car's windshield after an evening walk in Sydney's Kurnell skate park.Alarmed, he opened the car's bonnet and there it was."To say I was shocked is an understatement. On reflection I don't think I would have put my hand out to pop the bonnet if I had known it was there," the school teacher told Sydney Morning...

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Massive Bandh By Dalit Groups In Maharashtra Called Off: 10 Points

After a day of protests, road and rail traffic disruption, and sporadic violence, the massive shutdown across Maharashtra called by Dalit groups and parties, was called off. The shutdown generated tension in Mumbai and a number of towns and cities across Maharashtra, as the state marked its third day of seething tension between Dalits and upper castes, mainly Marathas. In Mumbai, supporters, allegedly of Dalit parties, tried to block trains, metro and buses, and forced shops in some areas to shut...

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US Puts Pakistan On Notice, Says It Has “Played A Double Game For Years”

The United States accused Pakistan on Tuesday of playing a "double game" on fighting terrorism and warned Islamabad it would have to do more if it wanted to maintain U.S. aid."They can do more to stop terrorism and we want them to do that," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters.The White House said it would likely announce actions to pressure Pakistan within days, shortly after U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said at the United Nations that Washington would withhold $255 million in assistance...

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3,000 Indian workers say they are stranded in Kuwait as construction firm has not paid them

The workers said they have not been paid for nearly a year, their visas have expired, and they do not have enough money to return to India.At least 3,000 workers from Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have been stranded in Kuwait for months as the company that employed them has not paid them for nearly a year, The Times of India reported on Wednesday.The workers include engineers, supervisors, drivers, plant operators, janitors, warehouse staff, steel...

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India Cancels $500 Million Deal For Israeli Anti-Tank Missiles

India has cancelled a $ 500 million deal to buy 1,600 Spike anti-tank guided missiles from Israel, the state-owned defence contractor Rafael Advanced Defence Systems announced on Wednesday. The Defence Ministry had taken the decision much earlier but the company was formally informed about New Delhi's decision to exit the deal last week.India's move to withdraw from the deal, which was seen to symbolise strengthening ties between the two countries, came around the same time that the Defence Ministry...

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Internet Mocks Anant Ambani Again. This Time Over His Speech

Anant Ambani, youngest son of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, is no stranger to internet trolls. Back in 2016, Anant Ambani was the talk of social media with his inspirational physical transformation for his 21st birthday by losing 108 kilos in 18 months. All that online praise was preceded by online hate, lots of it - for being overweight.The haters are back, it seemsOn December 23, Anant Ambani delivered his first speech at Reliance Industries' 40th anniversary mega event in Mumbai,...

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Navy Fighter Jet Crashes After Overshooting Runway In Goa, Pilot Safe

A MiG-29 K fighter jet of the navy overshot the runway at Goa airport and crashed today. The pilot, a trainee, managed to eject safely from the aircraft, which caught fire after crashing.The operations at the airport located inside the naval base resumed after a brief halt, a senior airport official said, adding that firefighting is in progress. Goa airport operates from the naval base INS Hansa.A statement from the Defence Ministry spokesperson said the incident occurred when the fighter jet, manned...

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WFK calebrated evening with poetry and verse

The evening of poetry and verse, celebrated by the Writers’ Forum, Kuwait, on December 29, at the residence of Mrs. Nazneen Ali, was graced with several moments of celebration. There were achievements and maiden forays and glories of the past recollected. The meeting was presided over by Hindi poet- Dr. Radhika Bhardwaj, while English & Punjabi poet- Mrs. Parminder Kaur was requested to be the Chief Guest for the evening. Rajesh Verlekar, the General Secretary of the Forum, conducted the proceedings....

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Depressed over severe hair fall, Indian techie commits suicide

In a shocking incident, a 27-year-old man committed suicide in Bengaluru, Karnataka, on Sunday. R Mithun Raj, a software engineer, hanged himself because as he was allegedly depressed due to severe hair fall.Police said Mithun who hailed from Jaihindpuram in Tamil Nadu's Madurai city committed suicide at his home in Bengaluru. The techie had a skin problem because of which he suffered severe hair fall. Mithun had been taking various treatments but nothing worked.He used to work in Chennai before...

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People Used To Walk To Canada Across Frozen-Over Niagara

As temperatures drop in the northeast corner of the United States, icy water that goes over the roaring Niagara Falls crashes into the rocks below and turns solid. Blocks of ice floes freeze together, forming a solid mass wide enough to connect the United States and Canada.It's called the ice bridge. Children in the late 1880s rode their sleds there, tourists strolled between the two countries, and entrepreneurs sold food and hot drinks from makeshift concession stands. A "sharp rogue," as the Niagara...

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